7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5628 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Instructor: Elise Dewsberry
Six Monday evenings from 7pm to 10pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, and 13
Course Fee: $395 (discounted from the regular online fee of $595)
The Book Lab is designed as an introduction to writing the book of a musical while also outlining the collaborative steps involved in creating a new musical with the whole team. The book of a musical is not just the spoken words, but encompasses the entire story of the musical. The Bookwriter is officially responsible for the writing of the book, but the entire writing team needs to collaborate on the story. The collaborative process is explored through six units including:
Along the way, other topics are incorporated including:
Unwavering want; Character Diction; Adaptation; Action Loops; Dialogue; Incorporating Songs; Conflict; Song Spotting; Dealing with Feedback; Story Structure; Language of an Outline; Collaboration Agreements; Character Worksheets; Project Pitches; Exposition; Public Domain Ideas; and much more.
This course qualifies as the Book Lab element of the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s Core Curriculum.